Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes Review, Photos, Swatches

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Prismatique EyesSurratt Beauty Prismatique Eyes ($38.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a two-part compact that twists to reveal a glittery, more powder-like eyeshadow on the lower level, and then on the upper level, the lid twists off and reveals a cream eyeshadow. The brand states that the cream eyeshadow is a long-wearing, “water-proof shadow base” that can be used underneath the glittery eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. The glittery eyeshadow is called a “prismatic top coat.” The two only work well when used together, but neither works that well alone. Together, they’re pretty, but the cream eyeshadow is fussier than ideal for a cream-based product, so blending and getting even coverage were quite challenging.

Based on the fact that the cream eyeshadow is the long-wearing part and has the most claims, I rated this as a standalone product plus how well it did hold the glitter eyeshadow, but the wear considers it on its own as well as when worn with the glitter eyeshadow. On the other hand, the glitter eyeshadow’s wear is based on how long it wears over the cream base (there seem to be next to no claims made for the eyeshadow, other than calling it a top coat and it designed to be very sparkly!). The cream eyeshadow worked decently as an eyeliner without the glittery eyeshadow on top of it, but on the lid, it had a tendency to crease before it had a chance to set due to a longer dry-down time. If I applied the glittery eyeshadow on top of the cream base as it was drying down, the glitter was fairly locked on and seemed to prevent any initial creasing. Then the whole layer cake of product lasted for nine hours before I noticed faint creasing. The cream eyeshadow was fairly crease-resistant, but the longer dry down time meant keeping the lid close and lightly patting the cream eyeshadow back into place after 15-20 seconds until it was fully dried at about 45 seconds. I recommend a flat, slightly narrow, synthetic brush to pat on the glitter eyeshadow for best results.

The glitter eyeshadow will get everywhere without the cream base to lock on, and the glitter seemed like flecks, which were a pain to remove from the skin (it is always amusing that glitter won’t stick to the lid, but it’ll stick to your nose no problem!). The cream eyeshadow was generally pigmented but had a fair amount of slip to it without being really thick, so it tended to look patchy and uneven on the lid, especially the more I blended out the edge. It is the type of product that is easier to use as a base on the lid and then use traditional powder eyeshadow to do crease work. The packaging felt flimsy to me, and I’ve too often swiveled open the lower level and nicked the edge of the pan as a result. I had consistent results across the three shades I purchased inasmuch as wear and application went, but this particular duo had the least pigmented cream shade–but since these are intended to be layered on the lid, it did not really make a difference once the glitter eyeshadow as patted on top. It was, of course, noticeably sheer and even more muted on than in the pot when used as an eyeliner.

Glamour Eyes (Cream) is described as a “royal plum.” It’s a subdued, medium-dark lavender purple with subtle, neutral-to-cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer, streaky coverage unless really piled on, but this made it extremely difficult for the product to dry down evenly without gathering into the creases. When used as a base, I really did not find it to be an issue that the coverage was sheerer or uneven, as patting the glitter on top hid it entirely while still acting as an adhesive for the flecks of glitter. Sydney Grace Regal (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #8 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Nearing Dark (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Fairytale (DC, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Charade II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Motown (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Mulberry (LE, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Purple Haze (DC, $17.00) is cooler, better quality (80% similar). Anastasia Soul (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Natasha Denona Redox (347CM) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Sydney Grace Redeemed (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). NARS Charade #2 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glamour Eyes (Glitter) is described as a “brilliant blue-violet duo-chrome.” It is more of a medium, pink-mauve base with blue-to-violet shift with a very glittery, chunky consistency. I think the chunkiness is actually due to how soft the product is, so a lot more product gets dislodged from the surface of the pan than you’d expect, so a very light touch is best. I might even consider using a slightly dampened brush as well. It looks cooler-toned once layered over the cream eyeshadow, and you can start to see the duochrome come through, but on its own, it just seemed like a warmer shade with a lot of glitter. Lancome Garden Rose (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Horizon (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Tokyo Drifter (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Passion (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Stone Cold (LE, $36.00) is lighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Eleganza (LE, $25.00) is cooler (85% similar). NARS Parallel Universe (Left) (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Indio (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (85% similar). ColourPop Indio (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Smoky Mauve (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). ColourPop Sugar Sugar (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Halo (P, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Glitterrock (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Huda Beauty Pink Diamond (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #7 (DC, $33.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Anastasia Blossom (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Huda Beauty Sand Haze #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Too Faced Mauvelous (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Glamour Eyes

PPermanent. $38.00.
C+
C+
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Glamour Eyes (Cream)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
C-
C-
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
72%
Total

Glamour Eyes (Glitter)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes (Cream)

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes (Layered)

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes (Layered)

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes (Glitter)

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes

Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes Prismatique Eyes
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At moments like this, I LOVE YOU..

LOL.. an enthusiastic thank you this morning for saving me from this product. I’ve been thinking about them. The two are compelling together, but I can see from your swatches and eye look that the products are not for me. They would be such a hot mess in summer.

Glad I could help! 🙂 What was tempting you initially? I like them together but for the price point, personally, I would love them to work alone, too.

What a beautiful product… I love that the cream portion has a tinge of taupe to it in the picture. Too bad it seems a little finicky!

Thank you, Michele! It is a cute idea. I think for my personal justification, I would need to get more use out of each together and alone (even though I understand that’s not how it is marketed!).

For that price and complicated application… it’s a big fat nope from me! For a few more dollars you could get a MUFE palette or several individual shadows.

Together, they’re pretty easy to use, but you have to accept that the base color will be… messy to look at until you put the glitter eyeshadow on it! Kind of like that first coat of a vampy polish but the second one hides most of it!

OMG, stunning eye look, so dramatic! But I can see where it’s creasing on your lids. Oh, how disappointing 🙁 The cream shadow alone looks streaky and uneven, but with the shadow, it’s pretty, though very glittery. It’s too bad neither product works well alone, because the colors are pretty. I was expecting so much more from Surratt

I think so! Tom Ford also had something very similar last year (cream eyeshadow paired with a glittery powder eyeshadow).

Thank you so much for showing this in use and explaining it thoroughly! I have been very curious. It was a good idea but so hard to pull off after the master of these does it setting the bar so high. Could have been amazing too. Now we know. Wallet saved! ?

While I definitely not immune to using a cream base to make a glittery powder e/s adhere, ie; MAC Halcyon Nights, or to make a duochrome e/s “pop”, ie; placing MAC Tilt over a base of Maybelline Color Tattoo Vintage Plum, BOTH of those type of options are acceptable to me because, 1.) Price still works out to be more worth it, 2.) Produces EVEN, long-lasting coverage and wear, 3.) No creasing!
Therefore, this one here, even though the color itself is pretty, isn’t worth all the trouble for me. PASS.

It is funny, but with ColourPop cream eyeshadows being SO good that I get really bummed by high-end brands that don’t get it right, lol.

I swatched the 2 neutral colors at Sephora yesterday and loved them. I found the cremes sub-par and dry, but I did not know if that was because they were open to air 24/7. The packaging was not substantial, but the colors where amazing, but neither as you pointed out would stand up on their own. I loved the way you combined three!

That is one glorious eye look Christine – Just beautiful!.
But this is a lot of trouble to get an eye shadow to work and it is only a C so I will pass.

The glitter magnet in me was so intrigued by these, and I had them all on my Sephora loves to consider when placing orders. These puppies are coming off. Thank you so much for saving me money Christine!!! This review has compelled me to not bother.

Is there anything you give an A? I just bought two of these eyeshadow duos at sephora today and I find the colors to be totally mesmerizing. And I look at/buy a LOT of eyeshadows. I consider the creme base to be like a colored primer so that the powder sticks, and gets more intense colorwise.

I give out As all the time – every week I post a recap, and you can see how many ratings I give out, it’s pretty rare for me not to give out a good mix of As and Bs each week with a few lower grades.

I’m not sure if you read the review yet or not, but I rated the cream eyeshadow on its own as well as how it performed with the glitter eyeshadow on top (the score is an average of three wear tests – alone, layered, and as an eyeliner), as the brand said it could be used on the lid, as a base, or as an eyeliner (which says that it should work on its own), and I only rated the glitter eyeshadow as it performed over the cream portion. This is stated in the review.

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